The architect designed this house for his own family, with a self contained studio on the lower ground floor. Natural materials, ventilation and daylighting define the design, creating high quality living space while demonstrating to clients the beauty and efficiency of architecture that lies in harmony with its surroundings. In section the building hugs the steeply sloping site with curved, load-bearing brickwork walls and a simple timber-frame roof structure. Local hardwoods are judiciously used and the humble brickwork is exposed - unlike that of almost 90% of Malaysian buildings allowing the workmen to take pride in their craft.
The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, 2011.